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13 Hours

Michael (Transformers) Bay has now made two feature films about real-life military attacks on US sovereign territory - in 2001 Pearl Harbor, which was enough to have you rooting for the Japs, and now 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Happily, the latter does not have much in common with the former, save for a reprise of what evidently Mr Bay regards as his signature - a rocket falling from the skies to its target, but shot from the rocket's point of view. If you object that a rocket is ...

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A Se'nnight of Steyn, February 1-7

Happy Super Bowl Sunday to our American readers. For our friends Down Under, Mark's nationwide tour of Australia kicks off a week today - on Valensteyn's Day live in Perth. All dates are sold out except for a few remaining tickets for Mark's debut appearance in Cloncurry. If you'd like to grab one of the last seats at the Post Office Hotel (see right), please click here. And, if you'd like to be put on the waiting list for Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney or the big gala beano in Melbourne, ...

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Steyn on Britain and Europe

No Man's Land

Further to my video observations about civilizational suicide as a form of moral narcissism comes this stark statistic from The Daily Mail: In 2001 there were 1.5 million Muslims in England and Wales. By 2014 there were 3 million Muslims in England and Wales. So Britain's reaction to the cultural fault line revealed by 9/11 was to double its Muslim population. So for the most part did the rest of the west. The Mail reports: England is home to more than three million Muslims for the first time ...

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The Peace of Submission

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union funded "peace movements" throughout the west - because for the Soviets "peace" meant "the absence of opposition". In our time the new peace movement is Islam. And so we are told today, from the podium of a mosque with "extremist" "links", that the very word Islam means "peace". Actually, it means "submission" - ie, the absence of opposition. The only difference between then and now is that instead of being chanted by scrofulous hippies protesting outside a ...

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Steyn on the Oakley Show

Hillary Shows No Quarter

It's always fun to start the day with the great John Oakley on Toronto's AM640. Today we discussed the aftermath of the Iowa caucus, including Hillary running the quarters in the constitutionally mandated Presidential Coin Toss, and Ted Cruz's brilliant comic timing when introducing me at the US Senate. We also discussed climate know-nothing David Suzuki's latest call for those who disagree with him to be "thrown in jail". Even by the standards of the climate mullahs, Suzuki routinely calls for ...

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Sumner in Winter

On Friday I checked in with New England radio colossus Howie Carr to survey the political scene on the eve of the New Hampshire primary - with a brief detour into the strange wraith-like quality of Bill Clinton in his Iowa stage appearance, which led Howie and me to speculate on the increasing similarities between Bill and deposed CBS honcho Sumner Redstone (see right). To hear the full interview with Howie, click here. ~I said yesterday that, if Iowa were a Third World banana republic, Jimmy ...

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The Peace of Submission

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union funded "peace movements" throughout the west - because for the Soviets "peace" meant "the absence of opposition". In our time the new peace movement is Islam. And so we are told today, from the podium of a mosque with "extremist" "links", that the very word Islam means "peace". Actually, it means "submission" - ie, the absence of opposition. The only difference between then and now is that instead of being chanted by scrofulous hippies protesting outside a ...

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Steyn on America

Second-Degree Bern

Thank God that's over. You don't have to be an Amtrak conductor to want to punch the next guy who says, "There are three tickets out of Iowa." In the end, Ted Cruz won eight delegates and Donald Trump seven. Which doesn't sound so bad for Trump. Except that Marco Rubio also won seven delegates. Had the caucus been held 24 hours later, Rubementum might have pushed Trump to third place.

There's no point pretending it wasn't a setback for the billionaire party-crasher. Who knows why it happened? Perhaps he should have taken his own advice and shot a guy on Fifth Avenue: That's gotta be worth a couple of points in Polk County...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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